We started the morning and early afternoon off by renting bikes in Reykjavik from this very Harley-looking dude on a very dilapidated street with lots of graffiti that was only a few blocks from our hotel and only one street over from one of the main downtown streets.
And it may have been freezing that day (and in some parts treacherously icy!), my friends, but the views were still absolutely glorious. We rode around the entire rim of the city from about 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., just taking it all in …
One of the natural thermal beaches that you’ll find all around Iceland. Pretty amazing.
After our ride we were both eager for some coffee to warm us up, and I really wanted a tasty treat.
When you are in a new place, one of the most amazing things is to note the cultural differences. I noticed babies who were asleep when their parents arrived were left outside….in the carriages, bundled up and sleeping soundly away. One mother inside had a baby monitor at the table with her, but I didn’t really think twice about it … until I later realized that the reason was because her baby was asleep outside in her stroller!
After Mar we headed towards the water to climb up a hut made out of hay which is used to dry fish and take pictures of the water. Strange I know but that’s exactly what we did.
Silly husband. I think those aren’t for riding.
^^ See. A hut of straw that you climb up.
See. Dried fish guts inside the hut.
Top of the hut.